Photo by myself on Greenwich Avenue and Horatio Street.
Mxyplyzyk, (pronounced 'Mixy-plix-ick'), a housewares and knick-knack store in the Village, cast a warm glow on the sidewalk outside.
Mxyplyzyk has been around since 1992, pre-dating Design Within Reach and Conrans as one of the first modern design stores in New York. It's one of my favorite places to pick up a gift for someone who has everything.
Appreciating the subtle art of industrial design and the willingness to pay for it is a recent phenomenon. In New York, as in many cities, there is a balance between stores selling the latest, well-designed objects and stores selling one-of-a-kind antiques.
Mxyplyzyk has a store online, too.
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